Reviews

Shining Moments illustrates the power of trusting the wisdom of your soul – the divine "knowing" in your spiritual core - that death is nothing to fear.

KATHY SANDLER on behalf of
The Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation

 

In Shining Moments, Georgia Weithe has written a powerful book demonstrating that we all have the power to choose what thoughts, what attitudes we put into our minds even in the face of death.  It is a book filled with love and hope. 

GERALD JAMPOLSKY, M.D.
Founder, The International Center
for Attitudinal Healing  and
Co-author, A Mini Course For Life

 

Shining Moments is a valuable resource for everyone since we are all mortal.  It shows us that in accepting our mortality, death can be the most significant teacher in our life.

BERNIE SIEGEL, M.D.
Author, Prescriptions for Living and
Love, Medicine and Miracles

 

Shining Moments is a life-giving essay about death, and that kind of paradox is laced through this very personal book. Writing about something that many of us regard as ugly, brutal, and terminal, Georgia Weithe reveals the beauty, the grace, and the new beginnings that death can bring. --  

PARKER J. PALMER, PH.D
author of A Hidden Wholeness and Let Your Life Speak

 

In Shining Moments: Finding Hope in Facing Death Georgia Weithe speaks honestly, with amazing transparency, to herself, and allows us to listen in: it is a rare look inside a soul so like our own.  I suspect that many people will, through her work, find that hope of which she speaks.

MARIANNE NOVAK HOUSTON
Facilitator and Consultant,
Center for Courage and Renewal

 

Shining Moments is Georgia Weithe’s moving and detailed account of how she accompanied her father through his dying and in so doing came to terms with her own mortality.  Whether in training as a clinician or facing the death of a loved one, this book offers personal and helpful guidance from one person’s journey.

PENNY WILLIAMSON, Sc.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

 

In Shining Moments: Finding Hope in Facing Death, Georgia Weithe supports our journey toward the profound truth that in accepting death we open ourselves to a deeper, richer experience of life.  Using illustrations from her own life, and most profoundly insights from the time of her father’s diagnosis and death from cancer, she provides lessons for those facing the death of a loved one.  The book is a needed antidote for our death-defying culture.

CLAIRE HOLLAND, RN
Former director Upland Hills Hospice
Dodgeville, Wisconsin

 

Shining Moments is wonderful!  It ranges from heartbreaking to philosophical; I enjoyed every bit of it, and felt it was extremely good to read at my particular time in life.

ALICE SPICER, AGE 90

 

This has to be published! Shining Moments could be a companion to anything Kübler-Ross has written. 

NAN MERRILL
Author, Psalms for Praying and
Journey to Love

 

For individuals who need help navigating the river of grief, Shining Moments provides guidance and support to keep them afloat.  It is a resource every therapist should have on their shelf, to hand to clients in need.

SHIRLEY LIMBERG, MS,LCSW
Psychotherapist
Minoqua, Wisconsin

 

Shining Moments allows us to walk closely along with the author, through her fears surrounding death and dying.  It offers Hospice caregivers valuable insight into this process of evolution from fear to hope, from the perspective of a family member. It reminds us to live fully, and to look at death with much more than fear, alone.  It helps to create a place for dialog around the topic of death, and the attendant emotions and feelings that may come with the dying process...a worthy discussion in our culture and times.

CLAUDIA GEHLHAART, RN CHTP
Hospice Nurse